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Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:43

It's Field Horsetail, Equisetum arvense. It's hard to eradicate, the best way seems to be trampling well to bruise the foliage then applying a glyphosate-based weedkiller. No doubt you'll get lots more suggestions.

Stachys byzantina

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:36

The names are synonyms, Stachys byzantina is the current one. I love to touch the leaves, must show my granddaughter next week!


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:53

They've been living in my chimney for the last 3 years, no problem to me. The local bee-keepers weren't interested in trying to extract them, for some reason! There still seem to be plenty flying around the chimney, and the swarm in the tree has split into two and one lot has disappeared. So interesting to watch! 


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:39

I've got a swarm of honey bees in my Philadelphus right now. I've rung the number on the local BKA website, but no response so far. It's very interesting to watch the swarm growing and taking on the expected shape, wide at the top and very narrow at the bottom. I do wish someone would come and take the bees away though!

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:07

Dove is right, what a lovely find! It's mainly a northern and western species, so quite unusual in your area. You could upload your photos to Orchid Observers and help their research.

Shrub ID

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:25

It's a Weigela, but I'm not familiar with the cultivar. They can make very large bushes.

Bluebell Bulb Storage

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:23

All bluebells can be blue, pink or white - just look in a bluebell wood and you can usually find all three colours. Spanish bluebells are great fat things, and not often seen. There are a lot of hybrid bluebells around though.


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:06

I really wouldn't bother, there are lots of preferable suppliers.

Can anyone identify this plant please?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:03

Veronica gentianoides, I think.

A couple of plants to identify

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:54

Snap, nutcutlet!

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Garrya worth saving?

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Tree spinach

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Unknown paeony

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Gorgeous fern

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Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

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